Recently a friend and I went to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. It is on the former Mitchell Field where flights took off for various trips. The museum follows the history of flight from it's early beginnings to the present day.
My first sketch was of a hot air balloon basket. I wish the balloon had been inflated inside, but it was fun to sketch it without it too.
A number of the exhibits are of local planes and pilots. This Republic P-47N Thunderbolt was built in 1945 at Republic Aeronautics which was located on Long Island not far from the museum.
There was a section on lunar modules and space transport. They had a room containing a setup of the first landing on the moon. This was a Grumman Lunar module built on Long Island at the Grumman plant.
It was a different location to sketch things a bit out of my comfort zone.